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Mail Merge images to Word from Access

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by imconfused247, Apr 26, 2012.

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  1. imconfused247

    imconfused247 Thread Starter

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    I have a Database in Access with a Picture field, I merge information from this database to a word doc. I want to start to merge the picture, I thought this would be easy but I am struggling. I have set up a new database with just 2 fields to try different things but as yet no success. Below is an example of my merge attempt in work

    Name {MERGEFIELD"name"}

    Photo[INCLUDEPICTURE"D:\\Photos\\{MERGEFIELD"photo"}.jpg\*MERGEFORMAT\d}

    After seting this up I am clicking finish & merge then Ctrl + A then F9, But I am getting an image box with the error "The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved verify that the link points to the correct file and location".

    Not sure if this is how you do it, or where the link point comes from, Access I presume.

    Anyway, I hope you can help and thank you for your time.
     
  2. cplmckenzie

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    In the access database there should be a url or image location property for the Picture field.

    make sure it is properly pointing to the photo image location.

    and when hardcoding the file path as in...

    Photo[INCLUDEPICTURE"D:\\Photos\\{MERGEFIELD"photo"}.jpg\*MERGEFORMAT\d}

    Be sure the two agree

    cplmckenzie
     
  3. imconfused247

    imconfused247 Thread Starter

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    Hi thank you for this cplmckenzi.

    Where in Access do I check the location of the picture, I thought it would be in the property sheet but I cannot see it there. The picture works in Acess when I view my report view, and it is from the same location as I sellected in Word. I feel the problem is with the link to the file in Access rather than an error in word. (I set my word doc to be a .doc format and I far as I know it should mail merge pictures no problem).

    Again thanks so much for your help.
     
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